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[04/30/16 - 01:17 PM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Splits Demo Crown with ABC
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (4/29/16):

CBS (7.928 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T1) was the most-watched network on Friday with its usual mix of "The Amazing Race" (5.551 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7), "Hawaii Five-0" (8.292 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) and "Blue Bloods" (9.944 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2).

ABC (5.089 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T1) however shared in the demo honors with a repeat "Shark Tank" (4.075 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #9) followed by originals from "Shark Tank" (5.636 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) and "20/20" (5.558 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2).

Next up was NBC (3.967 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and its trio of "Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon" (3.687 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #10), "Grimm" (4.007 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7) and "Dateline NBC" (4.207 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.453 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) served up an encore "Hell's Kitchen" (1.832 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #11) alongside the season finale of "Hell's Kitchen" (3.074 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5).

And finally, new episodes of "The Vampire Diaries" (1.055 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) and "The Originals" (0.932 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) on The CW (0.993 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - The Originals (vs. 4/15/16)
+16.67% - Shark Tank
+11.11% - Dateline NBC
+11.11% - Hell's Kitchen
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0
0.00% - Grimm
0.00% - Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon
-7.69% - Blue Bloods (vs. 4/15/16)
-7.69% - 20/20
-10.00% - The Amazing Race
-20.00% - The Vampire Diaries

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - The Originals (vs. The Messengers)
+42.86% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. Taken (Repeat))
+33.33% - The Vampire Diaries (vs. Cedric's Barber Battle/Whose Line Is It Anyway?)
+20.00% - 20/20
0.00% - Dateline NBC
-6.67% - Shark Tank (vs. Beyond the Tank)
-7.69% - Blue Bloods
-8.33% - Hawaii Five-0
-10.00% - Grimm (vs. Dateline NBC)
-10.00% - The Amazing Race
-22.22% - Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon (vs. Grimm)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.5/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.3/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.1/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with an encore).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/1/15):

ABC (5.890 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) was the demo champ on Friday with a new "Shark Tank" (6.921 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1), the premiere of "Beyond the Tank" (6.305 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) and "20/20" (4.446 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5).

CBS (8.344 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then took home the silver with new episodes of "The Amazing Race" (5.535 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5) and "Hawaii Five-0" (8.481 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) followed by the season finale of "Blue Bloods" (11.016 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3).

Next up was NBC (4.990 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with originals from "Grimm" (4.222 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #8) and "Dateline NBC" (5.373 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.557 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) served up the feature "Taken" (2.557 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #9).

And finally, The CW (0.696 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening with its lineup of "Cedric's Barber Battle" (0.747 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10), "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.742 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) and "The Messengers" (0.647 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said trio posted a 0.3, 0.2 and 0.2 rating, respectively.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+30.00% - Blue Bloods
+11.11% - Dateline NBC
+9.09% - Hawaii Five-0
-5.88% - Shark Tank
-9.09% - The Amazing Race
-10.00% - Grimm
-25.00% - Cedric's Barber Battle
-25.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?
-50.00% - The Messengers
-80.77% - 20/20

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+6.67% - Shark Tank (vs. Shark Tank: Swimming with Sharks)
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0
0.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Repeat))
0.00% - The Messengers (vs. Hart of Dixie)
-9.09% - The Amazing Race (vs. Unforgettable)
-13.33% - Blue Bloods
-20.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. Grimm/Hannibal)
-25.00% - Grimm (vs. Dateline NBC)
-25.00% - Cedric's Barber Battle (vs. Whose Line Is It Anyway?)
-31.82% - Beyond the Tank (vs. Shark Tank)
-41.18% - 20/20

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.7/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.3/4 in metered-market households with an encore) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with James Corden " (1.3/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show with James Corden" (0.3/2 with an encore).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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